Wildlife Resources Commission executive director retiring

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission logo. Photo from NC Wildlife

Gordon Myers, who has served as executive director at the Wildlife Resources Commission since 2008, will be retiring from the position in August. Myers is expected to stay in an advisory capacity through December. A job posting can be found for the position on the N.C. OSHR website. The Wildlife Resources Commission is using a search firm, Armstrong McGuire, to identify potential candidates for the position.

Prior to his appointment as executive director, Myers spent 17 years in engineering with the Wildlife Resources Commission, where he was involved with design and construction of boating access facilities, fishing piers, and other agency infrastructure. He oversaw development of the agency headquarters, which was the first sustainably designed state government office building in North Carolina and has been recognized with a LEED certification.


Myers currently serves as vice president of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 15 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

He is a 1990 graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.